Most questions can be answered by looking at our webpages. If you haven’t found the answer yet, take a look below. If that doesn’t work, please Contact us.
HOW DO I BUY A TICKET?
Main beer and music event – there are no tickets as such for the main beer and music event on Friday 23 June and Saturday 24 June. On these days, please pay to enter the festival at the gate (cash only for entry and buying drinks tokens please) – for more details go to our Entrance prices page.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO COME TO THE FESTIVAL?
Go to our Entrance prices page. Cash only at the gate, please.
WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL OPENING TIMES?
Go to our Main beer, cider and wine event page.
MONEY, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS, CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Please bring enough money with you to pay for entry to the festival and to buy your drinks and food.
There are no cash machines at the festival and we are unable to take card or contactless payments. The nearest ATMs are at The Sloop Inn and the Esso garage (both on Newton Road, Kingskerswell). The Sloop’s postcode is TQ12 5ES. The Esso garage’s postcode is TQ12 5HG. Charges for using the ATMs may apply.
WHICH BANDS AND MUSICIANS ARE PLAYING AT THE FESTIVAL?
We always have a great line-up! Go to our Bands and musicians page. The bands and their running order are subject to change.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER ISN’T GOOD?
The festival will go ahead, whatever the weather. We have a large beer tent plus a huge marquee for music and entertainment.
There are no specific facilities on site suitable for storage of bicycles during the festival. However, if you make yourself known to one of the parking stewards on arrival, they will show you an area adjacent to a Portakabin near the entrance where you can put your bicycles in reasonable safety. Please note that Summer Moon cannot accept liability for loss, damage, theft or destruction of your bicycles or any other items of your property kept or stored in or around the site.
There is no car parking available at the festival. It would be best to use public transport, a taxi or ask someone to give you a lift. A drop off point next to the festival gate is marked with notices.
The postcode of the festival is TQ12 5LD. For more details, go to our Where are we? page.
However you travel to and from the festival, please treat the local area with respect, keep the noise down and act responsibly. We want to keep our neighbours happy!
We place a great deal of emphasis on security, mainly to make sure that everyone has a great time in a relaxed, family atmosphere. We employ professional security officers as our security team.
We usually have about 70 South West beers plus ciders, fruit ciders and wines from around the world. Soft drinks are on sale separately at the food stalls.
COST OF BEER, CIDER AND WINE
Buy drinks tokens (cash only for payment). Go to our Entrance prices and token rates page.
At the bar, drinks can be purchased using tokens only. No money is taken at the bar. You need to buy drink tokens on arrival at the Point of Sale desk (cash only). For more details, go to our Entrance price and token rates page.
RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY
Anyone deemed by our security team to be already over the alcohol limit or on drugs will be refused entry. There will be no re-entry to the festival after the gate closes.
CAN I BRING MY OWN DRINKS TO THE FESTIVAL?
Alcoholic drinks: No, you are not allowed to bring your own alcoholic drinks to the festival.
On entry you will be politely asked if you have any alcohol on you and you may be asked to allow us to check. We don’t want to get paranoid, but any bottle liquids may also be checked. Any unauthorised alcohol will be confiscated by the security team who are all professional security officers.
Non-alcoholic drinks: You may bring in unopened soft drinks and unopened bottles of water.
Please be aware that Challenge 25 operates at this festival. More details are on our Main beer, cider and wine event page.
Please be “Drinkaware”. More details are on our Main beer, cider and wine event page.
CHOOSING A DRINK
The festival programme includes beer, cider and wine tasting notes for you to read.
When you are at the festival, our enthusiastic band of volunteers on the bar are always willing to suggest drinks. Just ask !
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD TO THE FESTIVAL?
We have a good selection of locally produced food on offer and encourage you to try this. If you want to bring your own picnic, that’s fine. Go to our Main event page for more information.
You’re welcome to bring foldable chairs and picnic blankets. There is limited seating available for the main event 23-24 June. There will be seating for about 200 at the “Night at the Proms” concert on 22 June, with plenty of standing room.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
With one exception (see below) dogs are not allowed on the festival site, as we have to consider the health and safety of all our visitors – and the wellbeing of the dogs themselves.
Recognised assistance dogs with formal identification are allowed on the festival site with their owners. This includes all assistance dogs as recognised by Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK).
CAN I LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND COME BACK IN?
On entry, you will be issued with a coloured wristband. As long as it stays intact on your wrist, the wristband allows you to leave the festival and re-enter on the same day only. No entry or re-entry to site will be permitted after 10.00pm or after the gate closes.
Go to Entrance prices page.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
This is a local village festival, run for the enjoyment of families and the local community.
There are a number of organised activities for children on Saturday 24 June but in our experience families usually have a great time entertaining themselves.
We don’t have our own FB page, but we have a Facebook Friend: What’s On Kingskerswell
We employ a first aid team, who are located just outside the main beer tent.
The festival is accessible for everyone. There are no steps, some slopes and most of the site is level, consisting of a mix of crushed stone, tarmac and grass. A disabled toilet is available – please ask at the Point of Sale (drink token sales point) for access to this.
CARERS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE OR THOSE WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
One carer is welcome to enter the festival free of charge with each disabled person. There are also price concessions for certain ages of children and young adults with additional needs – for more details see our Entrance prices page. Please Contact us in advance, if you can, or ask at the entrance gate on arrival.
WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE 2017 FESTIVAL?
The festival this year will be held from Thursday 22 June to Saturday 24 June. It will be our tenth festival ! The dates have changed from the dates published in our 2016 Programme.. The dates for the 2018 festival will be announced soon.
CAN I VOLUNTEER?
All our voluntary slots have been taken for this year but if you would like to join in next year, please Contact us.
LOST CHILDREN, LOST PROPERTY
Please ask at the first aid post (outside the main beer tent) if a child is temporarily lost at the festival. You may wish to point out the first aid post to children on arrival, for them to use as a meeting point, if they lose track of you for a while.
Ask at the entrance gate if you lose an item of property, as it may have been handed in. For lost property after the festival, please Contact us.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
Go to our Places to stay page. There is nowhere for you to camp on-site or nearby. There are some campsites and holiday parks in the area – we suggest that you use an internet search engine to find something suitable.
HAVE YOUR SAY – our survey for 2017
We are conducting a very brief survey this year. If you would like to comment on the festival – and we would really like you to – please go to our Have Your Say page or find us at the festival (near the bar area).
COMMENTS AND COMPLAINTS
We do our very best to run the festival to a very high standard – for the local community, for visitors and for our neighbours. In the event you wish to comment on any aspect of the festival or have a complaint, please Contact us.
WEBMASTER – INACCURATE INFORMATION, INCONSISTENCIES OR BROKEN LINKS
We would appreciate hearing from you if there is anything technically wrong with our website or you have a query on the information provided. Please Contact us if you wish to draw attention to an issue or report a broken link to the Webmaster. Thank you.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FESTIVAL
2017 will be our Tenth Festival. It will be held from Thursday 22 June to Saturday 24 June 2017. The dates have changed from the dates published in our 2016 Programme. If you have any ideas or suggestions for ways in which we can continue to improve the festival for all our visitors, please Contact us.
“Night at the Proms” concert at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 June. Tickets are on sale in advance about a month before the festival from the Garden Gate, Fore Street, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5HT or call on 01803 873534. Tickets are subject to availability. Any tickets not already sold in advance will be available on the gate from 7pm. When the time comes – hurry – this is a very popular event!
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS
If we have missed something that you would like to ask about, please Contact us.